A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Janice Wong and Anna Fenton

    Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at backchat@rthk.hk

    Catch it live:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
    (*except holidays)

    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Government revamp plan

    9:00am-9:30am: Government revamp
    9:00am-9:30am: John Burns, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor, Department of Poli-tics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
    9:00am-9:30am: James Sung, founding director of the Progress and Perfection Research Institute 

    After 9am on Backchat, we'll look into the government revamp plan. The current 13 bureaus will be expanded into 15. Three deputies and 57 more civil service positions will be added, costing taxpayers an extra HK$95 million a year.

    19/05/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)



    Expanding child abuse scandal; and why you should eat less meat

    主持人:Janice Wong and Anna Fenton

    8:30am-9:15am: child abuse scandal

    8:30am-9:15am: Dr Sandra Tsang, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr Patrick Cheung, Chairperson, Against Child Abuse

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr May Lam, Vice-president (Censor/Education) of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists; Director of the Variety Butterfly Programme

    9:00am-9:15am: Mrs Priscilla Lui, member of the Commission on Children

    9:15am-9:30am: why you should eat less meat

    9:15am-9:30am: Amos Tai, Associate Professor, Earth System Science Programme in the Faculty of Science, CUHK

    On Wednesday‘s Backchat: an expanding child abuse scandal; and why you should eat less meat.

    The Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children announced it had suspended four more staff — days after three child care workers at its Prince Edward home were arrested over the alleged abuse or neglect of at least 18 toddlers.

    The group says its pouring over a month’s worth of footage from hundreds of CCTV cameras from its facilities to enforce what it calls a zero-tolerance policy against abuse.

    The alleged cases have prompted an outpouring of concern both from the public and the government… with Chief Executive Carrie Lam calling for new legislation to boost child protection, while social welfare chief has ordered an internal probe.

    So, is the current system enough to protect children? Should Hong Kong make corporal punishment a crime? What else needs to be done?

    At 9:15am, we’ll discuss how high meat consumption might be damaging to your health in an unexpected way…. by contributing to air pollution.


    29/12/2021 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    29/12/2021 - Child abuse scandal

    29/12/2021 - Why you should eat less meat

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